The Stretch Game – Stretch Books 2018-02-13T19:04:07+00:00

Stretch Books

The books that will stretch you.  Improving your psychology, productivity, sense of purpose, ability to lead and  entrepreneurial skills.

My Top 10 Stretch Books for Success…

Honorable Mention Stretch Books

Books that did not make the top 10 that I have read and highly recommend.

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey – General Success Guide
  2. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins – General Success Guide
  3. Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey – Financial Success
  4. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale – A Foundational Belief
  5. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren – Christianity
  6. Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson – Leadership Psychology
  7. Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards – People Skills
  8. Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss – Success Research
  9. The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday – A Foundational Belief
  10. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber – Entrepreneurial Skills
  11. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin – Employee Skills
  12. Eat that Frog by Bryan Tracy – Productivity
  13. Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life by Joshua Fields Milburn – A Fundamental Skill
  14. Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek – Leadership Psychology
  15. Mastery by Robert Greene – A Foundational Belief
  16. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – General Success Guide
  17. The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle – Success Psychology
  18. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth – A Fundamental Skill
  19. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – People Skills

Latest Review…

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

from Amazon…In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople – both seasoned and new – that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit”.

Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur “genius” Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial, such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not genius but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own “character lab” and set out to test her theory.

Here, she takes listeners into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers – from J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down and how that – not talent or luck – makes all the difference.

Previous Episodes…

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

from Amazon...An astonishing new science called "neuroplasticity" is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and [...]